I have often heard of the name N'Dambi but until now I had slept on her music. I finally gave her 4th studio album a listen after being recommended it as I listen to other similar artists such has Conya Doss and Ledisi and I am so glad I did. Her vocals are a delight, never once sounding strained and she cleverly maintains an old school soulful sound whilst her lyrics and music sound contemporary and fresh.
"Pink Elephant" kicks off with an original take on infidelity, "L.I.E." and the story telling continues with "Nobody Jones," a tale of a wannabe Superstar. "Ooh Baby" showcases her rich, deep vocals and is just so smooth! First single, the funky, anthemic "Can't Hardly Wait" is another album highlight. "Imitator" is probably my favourite track off the whole set and I find myself singing it's catchy hook long after the CD has finished playing.
There is not one bad track on the album and dare I say, a strong contender for album of the year, even at this early stage. Highly recommeded for fans of soulful R&B such as Maxwell, Eric Roberson and the aforementioned Ledisi.